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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 25, 2004 4:32am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

Most of your reply consists of a defence of a film made by Yrafalgar, Replying to you I say LET TRAFALGAR SPEAK FOR HIMSELF. When HE does so, I will answer HIM. My answer to the remainder of your message is that a film cannot publish LIES and expect to be accepted ,legally, ethically or morall.y as FREE SPEECH.However. I will defend your right to express in its entirety the entire contents of your previous reply. That is freedom of speech

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 25, 2004 5:44am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

You are mistaken. Free speech takes many forms; the edited films are a perfectly valid form of free speech. You don't like what they're saying, and expressing that is a form of free speech.

Encouraging censorship, even self-censorship, is anti-free speech.

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Poster: cashel Date: Apr 25, 2004 6:06am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

PLEASE type "mclibel" in the google search bar. You will get the true story of two young people who published a pamphlet called "whats wrong with McDonald" which lead to the longest trial in British History. They suffered many years of anguish before the trial was finished.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 25, 2004 6:49am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 3 rules for decency to enhance the archive,s prestige

I am familiar with the McLibel suit.

A big company may sue and crush someone. But the person commenting on and criticizing the corporation still has fair use and free speech rights, which would be part of their defense. The difference is that the lawsuit is a civil action and fair use is a civil right. You seem to be confusing the two.